Ross-on-Wye Rugby Club U15s travelled to North Wales earlier this month, to take part in the Mitours North Wales Rugby Challenge Festival at Denbigh RFC. Teams from Wales, England and Ireland were all taking part in this prestigious festival of rugby.
The first day consisted of four games for Ross. The first against a team from Mold. This game was very evenly matched and ended in a 0-0 draw. The second game was against a team from Bridgend. Louis Trotman scored two tries and Cameron Ogilvie (Captain) scored one, to leave the final score at Ross 15 Bridgend nil.
Next Ross faced a team from New Brighton, Ross were dominated in the first half and conceded three tries, they came back fighting in the second half but could not get through the New Brighton defence and the final score was Ross nil, New Brighton 15.
The final game of the day for Ross was against Darlington who put the first points on the board with a quick try. Ross, however came back to score three tries, the try scorers were Callum Coe, Cameron Ogilvie and Josh Lewis.
On the second day of the tour Ross travelled back to Denbigh in high spirits. The first game was against Irish team County Carlow. Ross had first points with a try from Henry Watkins but a last minute try from County Carlow meant that the match ended with a draw 5-5.
Ross made it to the playoffs for third or fourth place against Darlington. Ross scored first with a try from Ben Pilot, swiftly followed by a try from Cameron Ogilvie. After half time Ross scored a further three tries from Jack Edwards, Callum Coe and Louis Trotman. It was a brilliant match which showed true teamwork and support from all of the team. Final score Ross 25-0 Darlington
The tour was a great sucess and all players and parents alike had a great weekend. Ross U15s are looking to tour to France next year to compete in the Rugby French Challenge.
Ross RFC Juniors are always looking for new players, sponsors and volunteers.